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THE FLYING TIGERS—How they got their name!

Jan 10, 2012 7 Comments

At the Model Airplane News office, we love warbirds! One of our all time favorites is the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Forever connected with the name “Flying Tigers,” it remains a famous icon for the years just before the U.S. entered WW 2. When it comes to WW2 aviation history, one of the most often asked questions we have recieved is: how [...]

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Giant E-Powered OV-10 Bronco — Up-close

Jan 09, 2012 1 Comment

We have received several comments asking for more information on Sean Curry’s OV-10 Bronco that we posted as a video interview on the MAN site so we’re founposting more photos and some detailed information on this amazing Electric powered warbird. Flown during the 2011 Monster Planes Fly In at the Paradise Field RC  flight facility in Lakeland, FL, the [...]

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Futaba BR-3000 Digital Battery Checker

Jan 07, 2012 No Comments

KEEP TABS ON BATTERY PACKS!! With the ability to accurately and clearly show battery voltage levels, the Futaba BR-3000 Battery Checker is a great RC “peace of mind” accessory. With the BR-3000 you can quickly and legibly displays the battery voltage with a big screen that displays the Total Voltage and remaining Capacity with a bar [...]

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New for Members Only — Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for the RC Flying Field

Jan 04, 2012 3 Comments

We just added another exclusive online article to the Model Airplane News “Members Only” Website. “Whether you are an old salt or a fresh cadet, start off the 2012 RC flying season on a positive note by getting back to basics. Double check all those little details and head off bad things that can really [...]

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On this day in Aviation History – January 4

Jan 04, 2012 No Comments

  2004: The NASA Mars Rover Spirit, lands successfully on Mars.   1989: Two US Navy F-14 Tomcats shoot down two Libyan Air Force MiG-23s over the Mediterranean.      1964: Pope Paul VI lands in Amman, Jordan, in a special Alitalia DC-8; it is the first time that a pope has used an airplane [...]

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First Flights of the Year — What did you fly?

Jan 03, 2012 4 Comments

  So with the coming of a new year, we all have an excuse to go out and do some flying. North, south, east or west, many RC Clubs have a traditional get together to put in those fun and exciting first flights to ring in the new RC flying calendar year. Up here in [...]

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Happy New Year — First RC Flight of the Year

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

What a perfect day! After doing some yard work clearing up some more of the broken wood from our October Snow Storm, Rebecca, Piper and I headed to the local school field for a quick RC flight to ring in the New Year! Becca took all the pix and Piper made a great Spotter. She [...]

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Another Awesome “Red Tails” Mustang

Dec 31, 2011 4 Comments

Since we published our February 2012 issue of MAN with our Red Tails Mustang on the cover, we’ve been receiving a ton of email from readers telling us about their love the Red Tail Mustang. Our issue featured a How To article by Sr. West Coast editor John Reid showing how he converted his giant [...]

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